200 years ago, far off the Welsh coast, one man faced an ordeal so diabolical that it would go down in maritime legend, changing the way lighthouses were run forever.

Using original live music and little more than a ladder and a trapdoor, The Plasticine Men conjure up the confines of the infamous Smalls Lighthouse and the stormy companionship of its two keepers.

Based on an extraordinary true story, an enchanting tale of sudden loss of life and drawn out loss of sanity unfolds between the flashes of the lamp that the pair must tend each and every night.


‘A beautifully crafted piece of no-frills physical theatre’ The Guardian

‘Powerful beguiling theatre, a veritable tour de force’ British Theatre Guide

‘Wonderfully written, perfectly executed and utterly enchanting’ ThreeWeeks

Winners of the ThreeWeeks Editor’s Award

Shortlisted as the Best Ensemble in The Stage Acting Awards

Total Theatre Award Nominees